This Old Book Bookstore
Recent News & Events
Jun 22, 2024
Youth Writing Workshop
We are excited to host a special creative writing workshop at AuthorFest on June 22nd from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Jun 15, 2024
Youth Writing Contest
We are thrilled to announce our Youth Creative Writing Contest and Workshop! The deadline for entries is June 15th, 2023.

Bring In Your Gently Used Books
                We Will Give Them A New Life!

This Old Book has been delighted to provide Grayslake with quality used, rare and out-of-print books for sale since 2002. Located on Center Street in the heart of downtown Grayslake.

We have over 35,000 books to choose from and a computerized inventory to better serve your needs. Whether you are a casual browser, a serious collector or just looking for a place to spend the day, we strive to offer a comfortable and inviting environment. Our store is a constant revolving treasure trove where new items arrive, and depart, daily. Never a dull moment nor an empty shelf as we are overflowing with current titles & vintage books of all genres

We Buy and Trade Your Used Books

Not enough room on your bookshelves for a new book? We happily offer a exchange program for books. Books may be traded in for store credit.

All books, both paper and hardcover, will be priced/credited individually based on our need and the books' condition. Up to 2 medium sized boxes can be brought in at a time.  Please check our What We Do page for more information. 

 We Offer New Books Online 

This Old Book is excited to announce we have partnered  When we don’t have a used copy of a book your looking for just go to SHOPNEW and have a new book shipped directly to you. Every book purchase you make through our link will help support your favorite local bookstore!

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